Friday, March 31, 2017

A Gallery of Gandalfs, and Other Photos from March 2017

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The Title of this post says it all, so without further ado, bring on the wizards!

The first blurry sighting...
Upon closer examination, Gandalf was precisely on time.
Images courtesy of Tyson Frencheater (left) and  Richard Reimer (right).

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And with that out of the way...

Chantal Hebert addresses the crowd at the Centre for Constitutional Studies special event.
Image courtesy of Andy Grabia.

Augustana Dean, along with faculty and staff, supporting the "Pussyhat Global Virtual March" in celebration of International Women's Day.

The staff of the Office of the President go all in for International Women's Day.

The Arts Building as seen through the Prisma app.
Image courtesy of  Donna McKinnon

The City of Edmonton lit the High Level bridge on March 28 to celebrate Pharmacist Awareness Month. Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students held information clinics, lunch and learns and other activities to educate people on the contributions pharmacists make to health-care delivery.
Photo by Bernie Poitras, Communications, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

Yaaaaas! The Geese are back in town, which means Spring must be here. Finally!
Image courtesy of Amy Stafford

The first annual Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Awards were handed out as part of this year's EDI Week at the University of Alberta.

Following it's launch the day before, eHUB Creative hosts a breakfast  Jason Kapalka.
Image courtesy of Donna McKinnon

Function and beauty coexist at the Bachelor of Design Exhibit in the FAB Gallery.
Image courtesy of TJ Jans

Kevin Friese and Wendy Doughty try out the new Friendship Bench in the atrium of the Rutherford Library.

A happy surprise marks the back of the new Friendship bench.

Arts student, Ember Large takes third place on the podium following her the sprints at the 2017 Canadian Colleges and University Nordic Championships. The U of A women's team placed third overall (comprised of Ember Large (Arts), Freya Hik (Eng), Kat Stone (Med)). The men placed 4th, comprised of Connor Spear (Eng) and Abram Meagher (Arts).
Image courtesy of Julie Naylor

In the Faculty of Arts, an beloved office mascot dressed up for St Patrick's Day.
Image courtesy of Donna McKinnon

Actors from Colleen Murphy's "Bright Burning" take the to the stage for Studio Theatre.
Image courtesy of Ed Ellis

The School of Dentistry celebrated World Oral Health Day on March 20 by taking their Centennial Cheer Cart around the School's administrative office, research labs and the clinic offering coffee and tea.
Image courtesy of Tarwinder Rai
Self high-fives are not judged here! 

On March 23rd, the Faculty of Education hosted Engage 2017, celebrating our Faculty's teaching and research excellence with an award ceremony and a poster presentation research fair. One poster, Elaine Simmt's, focused on the research in math education she does in Tanzania with her colleagues. One such colleague was there-- Dr. Andrew Binde (University of Dodoma, Tanzania), seen here chatting with President David Turpin.
Image courtesy of Kateryna Barnes

Donia Mounsef, Associate Professor of Drama (Arts) and Etudes théâtrales (CSJ) presents at the  Faculty of Arts and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study's (KIAS) annual Celebration of Research.
Image courtesy of Adam Dombovari

Mark Simpson, Associate Professor, English and Film Studies shares his ideas with the crowd at the Celebration of Research.
Image courtesy of Adam Dombovari

The university's varsity teams were on a winning streak this month, with the Bears and Pandas taking home Western Championships in curling, tennis, hockey, and basketball.

The winning streak continued with the Panda's Volleyball Team taking home the CanadaWest title.

A National Championship was in the stars for the Pandas Hockey team, who had a well earned celebration after the final score was settled. 

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences dean Dr. Neal Davies (far left) meets with the Pharmacy Class of 1955 graduates at the Faculty Club.
Photo by Lori Shockey, Assistant Dean, Advancement, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

Ember Large, was on the hill during the 2017 Canadian Colleges and University Nordic Championships as part of the U of A Nordic Team.
Image courtesy of Julie Naylor

Dr. Asim Al-Balushi and his patient Charlee in the Pediatric Cardiology unit of the Stollery Hospital.

Michael Overduin, Executive Director of the National High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Centre (NANUC), with his team and the Sample Jet at the University of Alberta. The Sample Jet will allow scientists to focus on the molecular causes of cancer, heart and neurodegenerative or infectious diseases, for which new treatments are critically needed.

Face model from the new Radiation Therapy Program teaching laboratory.
The 7th annual, interprofessional health care simulation experience, Save Stan took place on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the University of Alberta's Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (pictured) and MacEwan University's Robbins Health Learning Centre. 

The sun was warmly glowing on the top of the sculpture and the bottom was dusted in fresh, cold snow. Symbolic of both Alberta and the University - the warmth and the cold together. We keep going no matter what! 
Image courtesy of  Katherine Millen Worré

This post is a part of The Quad's regular "This Month in Photos" series. To submit your photo(s) for consideration next month, send them in an email to When submitting your email, please be sure to include your preferred photo credit, and if possible, a sample caption. Photos should be submitted prior to the second-last business day of each month.

1 comment

  1. Beautiful pictures. It would be nice if the Bears and Pandas wrestling teams could be highlighted. They did very well at CanWest and the National Championships. I rarely see their accomplishments celebrated.


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